As federal prosecutors in New Jersey look into whether Gov. Chris Christie's allies broke federal laws when they orchestrated a traffic jam in Fort Lee last year, one lingering question is why state and local prosecutors stepped out of the way and let the U.S. attorney’s office in Newark take the reins of the explosive case.
Michael Skakel, a Kennedy cousin, is suing the talk show host and Time Warner over a statement that his DNA evidence was found at the scene of a famous 1975 murder. read more
The law is an ass. This has been true since well before Charles Dickens cranked out Oliver Twist in order to fulfill his four-book contract with Penguin Classics. We also hear quite frequently how the law's ass-ish gears (sorry, some...Show More Summary
Everyone's favorite time of year is so very close. Let's take a look at the Top 10 law schools in the nation!
Soule v. Hilton Worldwide, Inc., 2014 WL 794801, No. 13-00652 (D. Hawai’i Feb. 26, 2014) Soule sued Hilton for violation of Hawaii’s consumer protection law and for unjust enrichment based on an allegedly insufficiently disclosed resort fee charged on top of the “total” displayed by Hilton.com and other third-party websites. Show More Summary
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is currently in South Korea reportedly o finalize agreement on the Canada - South Korea trade agreement. The proposed deal has been the subject of a decade of negotiation with opposition from the auto industry resulting in significant delays. Show More Summary
By Dennis Crouch VirnetX and SAIC v. Apple (E.D. Tex 2014) The VirnetX/SAIC/Leidos patents cover methods of creating virtual private networks (VPNs) and secure domain name services. Here, SAIC is the multi-billion-dollar government contractor and the patents were apparently developed as part of SAIC’s work for the CIA and NSA. SAIC spun-off several of its […]
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As you may have heard, Ed Snowden is speaking at the famed SXSW conference this morning (by videoconference, obviously). It got a fair bit of attention when it was announced, in part because, so far, Snowden has been incredibly reticent to speak out publicly over everything he's been involved in. Show More Summary
Dewey know who Zachary Warren is? Per this failed firm’s insiders, he seems to be a “man of mystery” who apparently worked in the “bowels of the bureaucracy” that ultimately led to D&L’s demise. [Am Law Daily] “You can cross-examine the witness. Show More Summary
Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, March 10, 2014: Michigan Supreme Court demands tougher sanctions against ‘hardly working’ judge Bill regulating unpaid internships passes first reading at Queen's...Show More Summary
Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc. v. Handi-Foil Corp., 2014 WL 794277, No. 13-cv-214 (E.D. Va. Feb. 27, 2014) Reynolds sued Handi-Foil, its competitor in the market for aluminum foil, for trade dress infringement and false advertising. Show More Summary
General Steel Domestic Sales, LLC v. Chumley, 2014 WL 793090, No. 10-cv-01398 (D. Colo. Feb. 27, 2014) Some of the more recent opinions from this hard-fought case in which plaintiff won its false advertising claims but lost trademark claims. Show More Summary
Ann Lipton (Duke) has a post up on the import of Halliburton II, a securities case about the fraud on the market doctrine, with at least potential relevance to advertising law. Another of her posts considers the securities law distinctions among facts, opinions, and puffery. Show More Summary
The AM Roundup: Law Blog rounds up the morning's news.
As we recently covered, the DOJ asked the FISA court to extend the disposal deadline of phone metadata from the usual five years to an indefinite period of time, supposedly in order to preserve evidence it might need to present in lawsuits filed against the government. Show More Summary
The refusals, for religious reasons, of many men to shake hands with women has generated more than a little heat in the political arena over the years, for example, whether a Jewish candidate for the European parliament or an Iranian's...
Lenore Skenazy’s incredibly funny talk last Thursday, with me commenting and moderating (and even at one point giving my impression of a 3-year-old losing a cookie), is now online. Several people have told me this was one of the most entertaining and illuminating Cato talks they’ve seen. Show More Summary
Speed traps paved the way to corruption in tiny Hampton, Fla., critics say [CNN] Tweet Tags: Florida, law enforcement for profit, traffic laws “Cash-register justice” in a Florida town is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
Late last week, we wrote about an NTSB ruling that said the FAA has no mandate over commercial drones. Apparently, the FAA will not take this attack on its perceived powers lying down, and has announced that it will file an appeal, asking the full NTSB board to review. Show More Summary